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Poster: HuaHinWharfRat Date: Jan 4, 2014 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: That notion just crossed my mind

Yer not wrong. Sabbath weren't the only ones. Somewhere I have a Zeppelin bootleg "Canadian Crush" - 2 nights: 19th and 20th March 1975 - both nights absolutely identical sets. One of the (many) reasons I love the Dead was the variety and rotation of the songs/singers i.e. Pigpen, Jerry, Bob, Pigpen, Jerry, Bob, and so on - not necessarily absolutely in that order, but along those lines (e.g. check out the shows that comprise the E72 tour trunk) - variety stopping things getting boring e.g. The Who get samey with Daltrey on vocals most of the time, ditto, Zeppelin with Plant on vocals most of the time. And then there's the repertoire - when they played London in 1990, they played 3 nights and didn't (I think) repeat one song across the whole 3 nights. With our band, we were blessed with variety.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 4, 2014 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: That notion just crossed my mind

Hey HuaHinWharfRat;

Even a band like 'Yes' which played such cool music basically played the same set for an entire tour.

With the Dead the variety got better over time! Only area they got a little stagnant at times were the encores. We used to joke they would play basically the same tunes for encores so the vendors would know it was time to set up shop on Shakedown St. but every once in awhile they would put something different in the encore slot caught Terrapin
at Nassau once.

Another thing that was always in the back of my mind was last time played. waiting on a particular song to make it back (the return of Help> Slip or what became of St. Stephen after 83? Here comes sunshine! in Arizona breakout,)
Some tunes just vanished completely Lightning>Supplication

I am listening to 74 Winterland shows and as outstanding as they are there are a lot of repeats especially from Weir.

Now I caught ( or listened to) all of the MSG 5 night run in the late 80's and there were very few repeats at all.(Masterpiece, Queen Jane- sticks out in my mind)
And it was no problem for the Dead to do a 3 night run during that time and not play one single repeat.
I was at the London shows only went in for the Werewolves show , would have liked to have caught the Dark Star show too.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jan 4, 2014 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: That notion just crossed my mind

an old well-beaten horse, this thread.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 5, 2014 9:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: That notion just crossed my mind

O.K. then you need a joke perhaps?

How many deadheads does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Two, one to twist it and one to light it.

O.K. one more-

How many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Just one, but he is never around when you need him.